|Authored by NATO adviser, the guide will give greater protection to businesses operating online
With businesses looking more and more to online markets, Digital Business Ireland (DBI) has today produced an informative Cyber Security Manual on the first day of EU Cyber Security Month. The Manual is aimed at highlighting the most common scams and frauds to look out for in the digital, online and eCommerce eco-system.
European Cyber Security Month is the EU’s annual awareness campaign that takes place each October across Europe. The aim is to raise awareness of cyber security threats, promote cybersecurity among citizens and organizations; and provide resources to protect themselves online, through education and sharing of good practices.
Produced in partnership with permanent tsb, the manual sets out in an easy, jargon-free way, tips on the common threats and scams to businesses operating online. In 2019 alone, Irish businesses lost an estimated €4.4m through just one such fraud alone, which concerned a sophisticated online invoice re-direction scam.
Commissioned by Digital Business Ireland, author of the report, and online security expert, Dinos A. Kerigan-Kyrou, is an instructor at NATO and is responsible for cyber security training on the Joint Command & Staff Course at the Defence Forces. Dinos is also a Visiting Research Fellow in Strategic Cyber Security on the Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security Degree at Abertay University.
With COVID-19 leading to an increase in online shopping and home delivery usage businesses are seeking new ways to reach their customers and both permanent tsb and Digital Business Ireland are keen to assist businesses to learn more about the dangers of online trading.
The manual entitled, A Guide to Protecting your Information & Business – During and Following, Covid-19 is available for download below: